It’s been said before and we’ll say it again: the Hallyu wave has taken Philippines by storm. Not only has it invaded our screens with kilig-inducing k-dramas, but our beauty racks have also been filled with a plethora of make-up and skincare products.
Well, who wouldn’t envy the beauty of Korean skin in the first place? The doll-like complexions of Song Hye Kyo, Sandara Park, and Lee Sung Kyung are so gorgeously smooth, they seem poreless.
The secret behind their flawless beauty are hours spent in front of the mirror, patting on skin care products and following an extensive and strict skincare regime.
However, my dear friends, we just can’t jump into the Korean skincare bandwagon right away. We have to make sure the products we use are (1) perfect for the hot, Philippine weather, (2) can fit our budget, and (3) can be done ASAP.
Basic skincare isn’t lazy skincare. In fact, you can achieve the Kpop star glow with just 3 easy steps. Just follow our cheat sheet:
Step 1 – Cleanse
It’s the Koreans who invented the double cleansing craze, but why do it twice when once is enough–as long as you have the right cleanser that gets the job done? Pick one that removes dirt while leaving your skin bright and supple. Squeeze a pea-sized amount and use it in the morning and night for best results.
Step 2 – Tone
Hilamos lang okay na? That’s a big no-no! Toner removes deep-seated dirt and preps the skin to absorb other products. Choose a toner that has Chaga mushroom, a natural ingredient that tightens up pores, and Buckwheat extract that whitens skin. Use a cotton ball or pad and spread the toner evenly on your face. For a K-inspired move, put a small amount of toner on your hand and pat in on your skin.
Step 3 – Moisturize
And we’re down to the last part: the moisturizer. Most people totally skip this part thinking that moisturizers are too heavy on the skin. Well it’s partly true–depending on the product.
For our tropical climate, look for a moisturizer with an ample amount of sun protection (SPF 30 will do). Make sure it has a lightweight formula. Finally, choose a moisturizer that instantly whitens upon application—a total jackpot!
Skincare is a life-long project. You have to find good products and stick to a healthy lifestyle for it to take effect. So which products will help you achieve all these? Fortunately, these are available in the Philippine under the brand name Miyu.
Miyu is a Korean skincare line that is suited for Filipina skin. Miyu, meaning “beauty within you”, is a 3-step care for visibly brighter and healthier skin. It is formulated with natural ingredients such as Chaga mushroom and Buckwheat extract to help achieve that Kpop star glow. You can now get these through Amway.
Start your skincare journey now! Visit amway.com.ph for more info about Miyu.